Rihanna’s Surprising Connection to ‘RHOP’ Proves She’s a Devoted Fan of the Franchise

Television was never the same after The Real Housewives hit the airwaves. In 2006, the Real Housewives of Orange County aired on the Bravo channel, starting a reality television revolution that has spanned decades. With many spin-off series and different locations, the critically acclaimed show has followed the lives of affluent women throughout the country.

Fans of the show can’t seem to get enough of the drama, beauty, and extravagant riches that come with each episode. Even celebrities admit to a guilty indulgence of watching these ladies in action. Pop sensation, Rihanna, is the latest celebrity to be outed. Fans have dotted the lines to make several surprising connections between Rihanna and the women of the Real Housewives of Potomac (RHOP).

‘Real Housewives of Potomac’

RHOP, which began in 2016, follows the personal and professional lives of powerful Black women from the posh Potomac, Maryland suburbs. The cast members have explained to viewers many times that “either legacy or money gets you into the very exclusive neighborhood.”

The women that have been with RHOP since the beginning include socialite Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon, who has the smallest bank account valued at $3 million. Ashley Darby, the former Miss District of Columbia, is married to a real estate mogul 29 years her elder.

Karen Huger is the diva of the popular reality series, with an estimated net worth of $10 million. She frequently refers to herself as “the wife of the black Bill Gates.” 

Rihanna’s connection to ‘RHOP’

A Reddit thread recently stated, “Rihanna Stans Karen From Potomac!!” 

The Reddit users are referring to worldwide pop sensation Rihanna, who goes by Badgalriri on Instagram. When Karen Huger was on Instagram Live talking with comedian Luenell, Badgalriri unexpectedly popped into the live stream with a message that read “Proud of you Karen.”

Fans went wild seeing the Fenty Beauty owner interacting in the RHOP realm. One superfan commented: “Rihanna commenting on Karen Huger’s IG Live is the best thing that’s happened in 2020.”

Huger thought it was pretty cool as well. The “Grand Dame of Potomac” told Hollywood Life, “to have Rihanna chime in was just such an honor and to have her give support and to say she was proud of me… I really appreciate that.”

What people are saying about Rihanna being a fan of the reality show

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Trying to determine Rihanna’s connection to the show, fans were quick to notice that “She follows both Dorit and Dorinda.” It’s a known fact that Dorit has worn Fenty Beauty by Rihanna products on the show, and others commented that the mega-star “has even commented on Erika’s page before.”

As if that wasn’t enough to convince you that Rihanna is a star of the reality series, try this on. Rihanna’s makeup artist, Priscilla, does the makeup for RHOP Erika and is the global makeup artist for Fenty Beauty.

Reddit users are sure the “Umbrella” songstress is a fan, saying, “One of us! One of us! She needs to join this sub. I picture her loving the live discussions as she eats her popcorn.” Another noted, “As if I couldn’t love Riri more.” They continued, “I appreciate her openness about loving reality TV!”

According to Kyle Richards of RHOBH, Rihanna is a huge fan of the Real Housewives franchise. She told The LA Times that the rock star came into a karaoke bar and said to her, “Oh my God, I’m obsessed with you.” Rihanna also blew Leah McSweeney from RHONY away when she said to her at a Met Gala after-party, “I know you!” The startled housewife responded, “Actually, you don’t know me… You wear my brand, and thank you for that.”

Everyone loved the Instagram interaction between Huger and the R&B singer, saying, “Rihanna solidifying just how much Rihanna has taste.” Another summed it up by saying, “A queen stanning a queen? Sounds correct.”